Rapid full scale model.
It usually starts with a digital model. We’ll CAD model it, or 3D scan it. Artists commonly carve small-scale models to get project approvals.
We then modify, scale to whatever size we need, and send a 3D PDF. You can rotate it, zoom in, and fine tune every inch before it gets cut.
Manufacturing is done by whichever methods are most efficient. We make giant objects in pieces, often slicing them in half to add armatures for support.
No, this is definitely where the art comes to life!
Artists often clay-coat the foam directly for sculpture work, other times the cores are hardcoated with a resin or fiberglass.
Hardcoat can then be painted, detailed, or even covered in hair.
Objects ranging from an inch to 12 yardslong can be 3D scanned and scaled exactly to proportion.
These models can be manipulated digitally using free programs, or we can do it for you.
A red-hot thin wire to cut shapes with flat or tapered sides – commonly used for letters, columns, funnels, tapered pieces, or a 2-D pattern of any depth.
There is no limit to the size, but we recommend a minimum of a 1′ cube.
Materials are limited to EPS and XPS foam.
Our 7-axis robot easily machines undercuts or reach into deep spots where a typical CNC router just can’t get to.
With 1/16″ tolerance, we can do single pieces in a 5 foot cube, and glue them together to make any size imaginable.